Mary McMurran is Professor of Personality Disorder Research at the University of Nottingham's Institute of Mental Health. Her research interests include: social problem solving as a model of understanding and treating people with personality disorders; the assessment and treatment of alcohol-related aggression and violence; and understanding and enhancing service users' motivation to engage in therapy. She is a forensic and clinical psychologist with experience of working in prisons, secure mental health services, and the community. She is founding co-editor of the British Psychological Society's journal Legal and Criminological Psychology, current co-editor of Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical PsychologyCriminal Justice and BehaviorPersonality and Mental Health, and the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and recipient of the Division of Forensic Psychology's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

Expertise Summary

Clinical and forensic psychologist.

Teaching Summary

Prof. McMurran delivers skills training for people engaged in personality disorder treatments, as well as teaching on alcohol and violence.

Research Summary

Prof. McMurran's main areas of research interest are:

  • Personality disorder- assessment and treatment
  • Alcohol-related violence- assessment and treatment
  • Motivating people to engage in therapy